Books by Brycchan CareyThis page has information about all the books I have written or edited. The most recent title is at the top, and forthcoming items are at the bottom. Click on the image or the 'more information' link to get further details. All titles are available from Amazon.
Birds in Eighteenth-Century Literature: Reason, Emotion, and Ornithology, 1700–1840
Edited by Brycchan Carey, Sayre Greenfield, and Anne Milne
Published by Palgrave Macmillan, September 2020.
This collection of essays examines literary representations of birds from across the world in an age of expanding European colonialism, considering some of the most celebrated figures in eighteenth-century literature such as John Gay, Henry Fielding, Laurence Sterne, Anna Letitia Barbauld, William Cowper, Mary Wollstonecraft, Thomas Bewick, Charlotte Smith, William Wordsworth, and Gilbert White. More information...
The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or, Gustavus Vassa, The African, Written by Himself
Edited with an introduction and notes by Brycchan Carey
Published by Oxford World's Classics, 2018
Olaudah Equiano's Interesting Narrative is now firmly established as one of the world's classic texts. This new edition indludes an up-to-date introduction, notes, and an index and glossary to the people, places, and ships mentioned in the text, and is suitable for students and general readers as well as scholars. More information...
Literary Histories of the Early Anglophone Caribbean: Islands in the Stream
Edited by Nicole N. Aljoe, Brycchan Carey, and Thomas W. Krise
Published by Palgrave Macmillan, April 2018
This collection of essays by leading scholars examines the literary culture of the Caribbean region from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries, covering topics as diverse as pirates, obeah, medical writing, religious culture, the Caribbean novel, and Caribbean satire, and containing an important introduction by the editors defining the field. More information...
Quakers and Abolition
Edited by Brycchan Carey and Geoffrey Plank
Published by Illinois University Press, 2014.
Quakers and Abolition brings together the latest research on the ways in which Quakers turned against slavery in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. Contributors include James Walvin, J. William Frost, Gary Nash, Emma Lapsansky-Werner, Christopher Densmore, Thomas Hamm, Maurice Jackson, and Marie-Jeanne Rossignol. More information...
From Peace to Freedom: Quaker Rhetoric and the Birth of American Antislavery, 1658-1761
Published by Yale University Press, 2012.
From Peace to Freedom investigates the origins and nature of Quaker antislavery in the years 1657 to 1761, revealing the century-long debate that led to Quakers turning away from slave trading in their momentous decision of 1761. It centers on Quaker communities in London, Barbados, and Philadelphia, examining the writings and lives of antislavery Friends such as George Fox, Benjamin Lay, John Woolman, and Anthony Benezet. More information...
Slavery and the Cultures of Abolition: Essays Marking the Bicentennial of the British Abolition Act of 1807
Edited by Brycchan Carey and Peter J. Kitson
Published by Boydell and Brewer, 2007.
In 1807, the bill for the abolition of the Slave Trade within the British colonies was passed in the House of Commons. This collection of scholarly essays explores the literary and cultural manifestations of this crucial but conflicted historical moment and its troublesome legacies.
Contributors include Deirdre Coleman, Gerald Maclean, Felcity Nussbaum, Diana Paton, and Marcus Wood. More information...
British Abolitionism and the Rhetoric of Sensibility: Writing, Sentiment, and Slavery, 1760-1807
Published by Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
Reading poetry by Thomas Day and Hannah More, novels by Sarah Scott and Henry Mackenzie, life writing by Ignatius Sancho and Olaudah Equiano, and political writing by James Ramsay and Thomas Clarkson, British Abolitionism and the Rhetoric of Sensibility shows how slave-owners and abolitionists made use of the rhetoric of sensibility to influence a reading public thoroughly immersed in the eighteenth-century ‘cult of feeling’. More information...
Discourses of Slavery and Abolition: Britain and its Colonies, 1760-1838
Edited by Brycchan Carey, Markman Ellis, and Sara Salih
Published by Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
Discourses of Slavery and Abolition brings together important strands of current thinking on the relationship between slavery and culture in the 'long' eighteenth century.
As well as including essays from each of the editors, contributors include Frances Botkin, Deirdre Coleman, Peter Kitson, Diana Paton, Johanna Smith, and Candace Ward. More information...
Unnatural Empire: Slavery, Abolition, and Colonial Natural History, 1650–1840
To be published by Yale University Press in 2021.
In this monograph, I will explore the relationship between seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth-century Caribbean natural histories and the development of antislavery ideas.
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